The Art of the Australian Insult

What’s the difference between SBW and Arnie?
August 4, 2008, 12:27 am
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SBW mania continues unabated. The jokes have started:

“Q: What’s the difference between SBW and Arnold Schwarzenegger.?

A: Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back.”


The fans are still hurting:


“Sonny Bill Williams is greedy, disloyal, ungrateful, immature and misguided.

He was not deserving of wearing the same coloured Guernsey of men such as Mazem El Masri, Andrew Ryan and Luke Patten.”

John Hallam, Kurri Kurri.


“To Sonny Bill I say “au revoir’.

He obviously shows no passion, loyalty and respect for his team mates, fans and the game of rugby league. At least his leaving the game will free up a position for a player who truly loves the game, and would be thrilled to given the opportunity to play at first-grade level.

The French can have him.”

K. Pace, Fairfield.


“Like a spoiled baby.”

David Campese in the Daily Telegraph describes SBW’s behaviour. Meanwhile, Sam de Brito thinks the media are a bunch of hypocrites:

“The Sydney sporting media’s frothing outrage over Bulldogs superstar Sonny Bill Williams decision to not honour his contract because he was offered triple the amount by French rugby is dazzling in its hypocrisy.

Can you imagine if any league pundit was offered more than three times their wage to defect to the opposition? They wouldn’t even logg off their computer. Their homemade lasagna would still be in the office microwave while their empty chair spun at their desk.”




Mike Carlton, on the other hand, thinks we’re all making far too many assumptions:

“People assume that Sonny Bill is a bit thick because he is covered in tats and apparently monosyllabic in English, with a silly Christian name to boot. But perhaps there are hidden depths. Who’s to say that, even now he is not reclining at ease on some late night chat show on Canal Plus, tossing witty aphorisms back and forth with Bernard Henri-Levy? You don’t get that sort of fun at a Bulldogs nightclub incident.”





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